Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Robert Chen
    Affiliation:
UMassBoston
    Address:
ECOS
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
    Phone:
617-287-7491
    Email:
bob.chen@umb.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:June 19, 2003
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
5
Arrival port & date:June 23, 2003
Op area:Hudson River/NJ Shelf
Lat/Lon:
Depth range:0-50 m mostly
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      ONR/Navy
Specify:

Grant or contract number:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Map CDOM with undulation vehicle
Sample for biological, physical and chemical parameters to better understand processes affecting CDOM

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Refrigerator
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System
Walk-In Cooler
10-liter Niskin Bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
Sal, Temp, CDOM Flu, Chl Flu, Transmissometer, DO

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only)

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No. of xpndrs/nets:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
Doppler/GPS navigation?

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: 1 x 20' (ours)


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
20' x 8'
    Location
main deck
    Water
cold
    Power
480V

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD
?
1000 m
    Steel hydro
Our own winch and cable
300 lb
50 m (150 m line out)
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
Number of conductors:
    Do you need non-standard wire?
If so, what type?
    Do you need a traction winch?
Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers equipment over the side?

If yes, please provide details:
Will there be special requirements for:

    Electrical power
Yes
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
Yes
    Science stowage
No

If yes to any of the above, please identify: 480 v for van, crane lift for van, our own van/bridge/fantail hardline comms

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
No
    Portable air compressors
No
    Flammable gases
No
    Radioisotopes
No
    Isotope van
No

Will hazardous material be used aboard, or deployed by an ROV? Yes

What measures or plans have been made a) in the event of a spill, and b) for the removal and/or disposal of these materials at the completion of the cruise?
Small volumes stored in a carboy will be removed after the cruise on land.